The “Guardians of THE LAND,” deliver safety for the people. Service without expectation and an extraordinary commitment to our community.
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Hello my name is Tramaine Stanley. I am an Emergency Medical Technician – Basic for the City of Cleveland division of EMS. I have been employed for the City for approx. 10 months. I am 22 year old kid that grew up on E.142/ Kinsman. I attended and graduated John F. Kennedy H.S. I did run track while at JFK. My Track coach Reggie Walker taught me if you work hard enough you can be good at doing anything. Outside of work I help support and take care of my family. I am a big brother to a 5 year old sister named serenity. I also have 2 lovely god children named Isadora and Israel whom I visit on my off days. I treat and care for them as if they are my own kids. Growing up I did not have a father in my life, but I did have older Uncles and cousins who kept me on the right path and were father figures to me. As I grew up and became older there was no shortage of male role models in my life. I would like to acknowledge my cousin Antwan Stanley for the role that he played in my life. He is a great example because he wasn’t afraid to chase his dreams and become an electrical engineer. He has a great career and also is a husband to his loving wife and 3 kids. He does a great job at leading by example, and providing for his family. I also enjoy doing yard work, and work around the house for my great auntie Maxine .One of my hobbies include running around on the outdoor track when the weather allows me. I also will try to motivate my friends and family get into shape and come run with me. I have been attending Mt Sinai Baptist church with my mother other family members for the past 11 years. My most memorable experience thus far has been the time I was working at one of the stations that is in my community. My partner and I received a call for a female with leg pain. When I checked the address on the screen and realized that It was an familiar address. After we arrived I realized that were here for neighbor downstairs. Everything turned out to be okay, but my initial thought was my mother or sister possibly needing some medical attention. This was so far the scariest experience for me thus far. Most people are surprised that I try to go above and beyond to help someone if I can. One tip I would like to share is to be aware of your surroundings and if something doesn’t seem right then it probably isn’t. Always be aware of where you are and the people around you.
Your Name: Deirdre R. Jones, Commander Where you work: (Division and location): Cleveland Division of Police, Bureau of Support Services located on the 8th Floor of Cleveland Police Headquarters. How long have you served? I started my career with Cleveland EMS in 1986 and was hired by the Division of Police in 1988. What do you enjoy most about your work? I am in charge of our Police Academy and the Training Section, the Personnel Unit, the Budget and Policy Units, and our IT and Records Sections. I have always loved interacting with the public and working to make my community safer, and in my latest position as Commander, I’ve come to appreciate and enjoy the administrative side of policing. What are your favorite past times – what do you do outside of work? Let’s Meet the Man/Woman behind the uniform. Example: Hobbies, volunteering, family activities, sports/recreation, church ? My free time is few and far between but when we can, my partner and I try to get out of Cleveland as much as possible, whether it is a trip out of the country or a weekend getaway. I also enjoy spending time with my family, my 7-year old Godson Ellis and my small circle of close friends. I have spent time outside of the job lending my time and my voice to issues about which I am passionate, such as Domestic Violence and LGBT equality. What has been your most memorable experience on the job? There are many: Receiving the Medal of Heroism, the Division’s 2nd highest honor; being the first female to supervise the Division’s Homicide Unit; and being appointed to Commander are definitely at the top of my list.